Job Opening

Posting Title: Senior Finance Assistant- Budget- For internal candidates only, 12
Job Code Title: Senior Finance Assistant
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: AMMAN
Posting Period: 20 April 2022 - 26 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Finance-UNRWA-179542-R-Amman (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent of this post reports to the Assistant Budget Officer, A14.

Responsibilities

•Reviews and checks budgeting documents for consistency and accuracy of calculations; performs transactions requested on the system to reflect approved adjustments of funds' allocations.
•Maintains all records related to the Programme Budget and External Grants within the budget section; categorizes based on project and source of funding; drafts required documents and correspondence related to his/her functions.
•Assists the supervisor in preparing monthly/quarterly review of Programme Budget and External Grants expenditures; coordinates with expending officers and project officers in follow up of over or under expenditures and adjusting
reserves as requested.
•Assists the supervisor in reviewing and analysing Hard and Soft Commitment balances per Fund/Grant in the Field; drafts necessary spreadsheets and estimates calculations.
•Drafts and prints statistical budget reports on weekly/ monthly and quarterly basis; finalizes additional calculations and comparisons required.
•Trains new staff in Field Programs and Departments on the budgeting process and related procedures and instructions.
•Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).

Competencies

•Applying Technical Expertise
•Analyzing
•Following Instructions and Procedures
•Learning and Researching
•Planning and Organizing

Education

•First university degree from an accredited educational institution in accountancy, finance or related discipline

Work Experience

•Required minimum of two years’ experience in accounting and finance work, involving working experience with computerized finance systems.

Languages

•Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Assessment

•Technical Test
•Competency- based interview

Special Notice

Contract Status:
Fixed-Term Appointment for 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility
of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and
continuing need.

Benefits:
-Grade 12, Monthly Salary JD 780. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution
(15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject
to eligibility.

Department/Office: Finance Department.

Duty Station : Jordan Field Office.

Desirable Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting is desirable.


General Information:
•This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates only.
Only candidates residing in Jordan, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the
duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume
responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in Jordan,
and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.
•Since the Vacancy is an Area Staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation
costs.
•Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency
to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified
candidates with disabilities.
•UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
•A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become
eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.
•Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA's online e-recruitment system
inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be
completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the
requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if
applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover
letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or
misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a
candidate.
•For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA
grade level. To do so applicants should select under "Category" RLG, scroll down to see all
categories, then select their local grade.
•Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and
Arabic submissions will not be considered.
•The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a
UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst
misconduct processes were pending.
•UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past
and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or
who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is
underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.
•The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in
accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.
•UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states,
regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA
is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the
difficult circumstances in which they live.
•Applications from UNRWA staff member who had been demoted with deferred eligibility
for promotion will not be considered.
•Applications from Staff members who were recipients under the Early Voluntary Retirement
or Exceptional Voluntary Separation Schemes will not be considered.
•Applications from Internal candidate serving for less than one year in your current post will
not be considered.
•The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a
lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or to change the
contract Modality

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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